Anthony Davis had 34 points and LeBron James was one assist shy of a triple-double to lead the Lakers to a 116-98 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla.
Davis also had nine rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots in his Finals debut. James contributed 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.
The best-of-seven championship series resumes Friday night at 6 p.m. PDT.
The Lakers defeated the Heat 116-98 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla.
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